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NOVICA 199744" Frangipani Garland Wood Wall Sculpture

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we’ll do everything we possibly can to ensure you’re a happy customer. About this item: Carved by hand, frangipani blossoms form a garland of opulent beauty. Seji Taram shares Bali's lush natural beauty through his sculpture art. - Each artwork is unique -ent beauty. Seji Taram shares Bali's lush natural beauty through his sculpture art. - Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture - Signed by the artist About our Artist: It is with a very heavy heart that we mourn the death of Ketut Taram from lung cancer. He was the best man I ever knew, and the best husband I could ever hope for. He always made me feel loved. He was always gentle and caring, especially with our children — he never got angry and always had a great capacity for understanding, Seji his wife told us. A Novica friend and artisan, he will be much missed by all of us. My name is Ketut Taram and I was born in the Gianyar regency, Bali, in 1967. I learned how to create my first sculpture from my older brother, Made Mudiawan. From 1975 until 1990 I worked primarily in suar wood. Then, from 1990 until 2000, I made the sculptures from sandalwood. Lately, I enjoy sculpturing with both. I began carving on my own in 1992; before I'd worked together with my older brother, saving until I had enough money to open my own workshop. There are five people working with me now. Balinese culture and tradition inspire my artwork. As the son of Wayan Kicen, a wood carver, it is easy and enjoyable for me to transfer my imagination into my work. I have participated in several exhibitions around Bali. Thank you Novica for promoting my artwork to the whole world. Through my art I do hope to provide a good life and a better future for my family, especially for my children. Always happy and smiling, Taram's carving … read more